The BCIT BBABachelor of Business Administration Degree • The BBA program is specifically designed for BCIT Diploma Students to complete their Degree • Diploma + 54 credits = Degree • 8 Advanced Business courses (CORE) • 8 Liberal Education Courses (ELECTIVES) • BBA transfer policy for Liberal Education courses is very broad • Almost all college & university level courses will qualify (subject to breadth requirements) • Website bcit.ca/business/bba
New to BCIT? • Step 1 Specialize with a diploma, including: • Step 2Apply for Degree completion • Upon completion of the second year, you are “Job Ready,” having earned a diploma that is highly valued by industry. Now you are ready to: • Finish your degree in 8 to 12 months, OR • Start your career and finish your degree in Part-Time studies.
Alternatives for BCIT Diploma Students • SFU, UBC: • Give 30 block credits towards 120 credit Degree • Requires 3 additional years to complete Degree • Regional Universities: • Give course by course credit • Requires 2 more years to complete Degree • Royal Roads (Victoria), Lakehead (Ontario) • Block Transfer of Diploma • One additional year (12 months) = Degree • TRU/OLA (Kamloops or On-Line) • 72 block credits • Diploma + 48 credits = 120 credit Degree
The Building Blocks of the BBA Combines Students from ALL Business Diplomas… … with a broad selection of Advanced Courses… …and a wide array of General Arts and Science… … producing a Business Degree that has credibility with industry and academics • (24 Credits) • General Education • >Critical Reading • & Writing • > Natural Science • > Social Science • Humanities • > Liberal Arts (30 Credits) Advanced Business >Management & Strategy >Organizational behaviour >Economics & Finance > Government & Society >Quantitative Methods Business Management Marketing Management BBA Degree Human Resources Financial Management Int’l Trade and Transportation Operations Management Information Technology
Bridging Opportunities • Diploma in: • Engineering • Health Science • Computing • Science Post Diploma In Mgmt or HR (9 months) Custom Bridging available in Part-time Studies • (24 Credits) • General Education • >Critical Reading • & Writing • > Natural Science • > Social Science • Humanities • > Liberal Arts (30 Credits) Advanced Business >Management & Strategy >Organizational behaviour >Economics & Finance > Government & Society >Quantitative Methods Business Management Marketing Management BBA Degree Human Resources Financial Management Int’l Trade and Transportation Operations Management Information Technology
Going Beyond the BBA Since 2003, BBA grads have been accepted to: • MBA Programs: • UBC, Queens, McGill, Wilfred Laurier, and Waterloo • Law Schools: • Dalhousie, UVIC, and U of Washington law schools
BBA Program Length Full Time: If you already have most of your General Arts & Science Electives, then Program length is 2 terms (8 Months) If you still need to take most of your electives, then Program length is 3 terms (12 months) Part Time: You can start work and complete your degree at your own pace in Part-time Studies. Average time is between 2 and 5 years
BBA Entrance • BCIT Business Diploma: 72% minimum GPA • 72% minimum average in common core: • Accounting II • Macroeconomics • Essentials of Marketing • Statistics • Communication II • Letter of Intent • 500 words • Summary of experience and reasons why you want a BBA.
BBA Course Offerings • All BBA Business courses are offered: • Full-time September - April • Part-time (night school) • 3 terms/year • Starts: January, May & September • Standard course format is 3 to 3.5 hours per week, for 15 weeks.
FALL TERM BUSA 6800Strategic Management ECON 5200Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis OPMT 5701 Calculus for Management OPMT 5740 Integrated MIS LIBS Elective(s) WINTER TERM BUSA 5200 Business, Government, and Society ECON 6500Managerial Economics ORGB 5600 Strategic Change OPMT 5751 Math Models for Business LIBS Elective(s) BBA Courses (30 Credits)
FURTHER BENCHMARKING BCIT Diplomas + BBA versus SFU BBA Majors • Why SFU? • SFU was the model that OLA & BCIT adapted in 1989. • The tri-semester system of SFU was created in 1964 to make SFU programs more flexible than the traditional model of UBC • Originally, UBC grouped students by academic year • Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
BCIT Diplomas + BBA versus SFU BBA Majors Comparing the Non-Business Courses Note: all courses are diploma level unless “BBA” is next to credit value
BCIT Diplomas + BBA versus SFU BBA Majors Comparing the Common Business Requirements
BCIT Diplomas + BBA versus SFU BBA Majors Comparing Marketing Major to a Marketing Diploma
BCIT Diplomas + BBA versus SFU BBA Majors Comparing HR Major to Human Resource Mgmt Diploma
For More Information Kevin Wainwright Program Head Heather May Degree Program Administrator email@example.com (604) 412-7486 For Complete Info on the BBA, go to bcit.ca/business/bba
Frequently Asked Questions • How does the application process work? • When should I apply? • How important is the Letter of Intent? • I am currently a BCIT Diploma student in the School of Business but I haven't graduated yet. Can I still apply? • I have a BCIT Diploma but NOT from a Business Program. Can I get my BBA degree? • I have a BCIT Business Diploma but do not meet the minimum GPA requirements. Can I still get my BBA degree? • I have a BCIT Business Diploma but I only want to do the BBA part time. Are the rules different? • What is the difference between the BBA and the ASTB (Advanced Studies in Business) Programs? • Is the BBA from BCIT recognized by MBA programs?